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Sat 11 Dec 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy enters closed wheel world at DaytonaHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy enters closed wheel world at Daytona

The only type of car Paul Tracy has driven with a roof on top is one of his myriad street machines but that will change with the 2005 running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. Paul Tracy. Photo by Linda Rydell. Tracy,...

Wed 08 Dec 2004
Kovalainen stuns competition in Race of ChampionsHeadline

Kovalainen stuns competition in Race of Champions

Heikki Kovalainen, the 2004 World Series by Nissan champion stunned the competition and the crowd at the Stade de France in Paris to walk away with the Race of Champions trophy. The Finn became the youngest driver to win the RoC and he did it ...

Wed 17 Nov 2004
Davis grabs Hawaii Friday night featureHeadline

Davis grabs Hawaii Friday night feature

From his first tentative shakedown laps Wednesday, both the local veterans and visiting USAC contingent whispered Charles Davis, Jr. would prove one to watch. The SCRA points runner-up made good on those predictions by dominating the second leg of...

Sun 14 Nov 2004
USAC returns to the 50th stateHeadline

USAC returns to the 50th state

After torrential rains flooded various parts of the island of Oahu over the past two weeks, the sun finally emerged in time to greet USAC's Southwest Sprint Car drivers upon their encore visit to the 50th State. Eight mainland drivers, including...

Fri 12 Nov 2004
Massa aiming to beat Schumacher in RoCHeadline
F1

Massa aiming to beat Schumacher in RoC

Sauber's Felipe Massa will compete in the Race of Champions at the Stade de France, Paris, in December and is aiming to beat F1 champion Michael Schumacher. Massa and the 2004 Indy Racing League champion Tony Kanaan will form the Brazilian team...

Wed 10 Nov 2004
Hodgson to AMA SuperBikeHeadline
AMA

Hodgson to AMA SuperBike

After a few weeks in the rumor mill and a dismissal maiden season in MotoGP, Neil Hodgson has finally been officially named the second Ducati Austin rider. The Brit will ride alongside Eric Bostrom. Bostrom campaigned the Ducati Austin ...

Fri 29 Oct 2004
The first time is always the most excitingHeadline

The first time is always the most exciting

For the final race of the 2004 season for the American Le Mans series, history was made at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Secs - the first night race at the road course. And we (Motorsport.com) were there to document it and to view the spectacular day...

Thu 28 Oct 2004
Remembering Ricky HendrickHeadline

Remembering Ricky Hendrick

Rick Hendrick, his family and the Hendrick Motorsports organization are in the process of mourning the loss of their loved ones and friends who were on board the small Beech 200 plane that crashed on Sunday near Martinsville. The following is a...

Tue 12 Oct 2004
Forbes-Robinson, Leitzinger hold on for Barber winHeadline

Forbes-Robinson, Leitzinger hold on for Barber win

Butch Leitzinger and Elliott Forbes Robinson mastered intermittent rain and a slippery track to win their first Rolex Sports Car Series race of the year Sunday in the Porsche 250 presented by Bradley Arant at the Barber Motorsports Park. In doing...

Tue 05 Oct 2004
Taylor, Angelelli win VIR 400Headline

Taylor, Angelelli win VIR 400

Max Angelelli nipped Scott Pruett by .870 seconds -- the closest finish in the five-year history of the Rolex Sports Car Series - to win his third race of the season in the VIR 400 presented by SunTrust at the Virginia International Raceway.

Sun 12 Sep 2004
Kendall wins Laguna, Gentilozzi is championHeadline

Kendall wins Laguna, Gentilozzi is champion

Tommy Kendall did everything he could but he could not run Paul Gentilozzi's race. Kendall won the season finale and took all bonus points. For the first time since the 1966 Trans-Am Series, the championship ended in a tie. Podium:...

Mon 30 Aug 2004
Fogarty's sights set after win in MontrealHeadline

Fogarty's sights set after win in Montreal

American Jon Fogarty has his sights set on a second Toyota Atlantic Championship after running away with the race on the 2.709-mile, 15-turn permanent road course at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal. Jon Fogarty. Photo by Eric...

Sun 29 Aug 2004
Fogarty edges Dalziel for Montreal poleHeadline

Fogarty edges Dalziel for Montreal pole

By just 0.047-seconds, that was all the margin that Jon Fogarty needed to take the Montreal pole, the bonus point and regain his one-point edge over Ryan Dalziel in the Toyota Atlantic Championship drivers' standings. Jon Fogarty. Photo...

Wed 18 Aug 2004
Bremer snags first career win in DenverHeadline

Bremer snags first career win in Denver

Ronnie Bremer took on the streets of Denver for his first Atlantic victory this weekend. Rookie Bremer took on point leaders' Jon Fogarty and Ryan Dalziel for his first Toyota Atlantic Championship series win as he regained the rookie points lead...

Sun 15 Aug 2004
Papis awarded Watkins Glen poleHeadline

Papis awarded Watkins Glen pole

Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series officials decided to set the starting field for Friday evening's Sahlen's 200 at Watkins Glen International based on Rolex Sports Car Series team points after rain forced the cancellation qualifying on ...

Sat 14 Aug 2004
Theys, Magnussen win at The GlenHeadline

Theys, Magnussen win at The Glen

With the end of the Sahlen's 200 at Watkins Glen International in sight and the rain-drenched track beginning to dry, the race leaders faced a difficult decision during the race's final caution period: pit for slick tires or try to nurse their...

Sun 08 Aug 2004
Weaver snatches Mosport poleHeadline

Weaver snatches Mosport pole

James Weaver won his 10th career pole in the American Le Mans Series at Mosport International Raceway. The Dyson Racing racer has now notched four poles this season for himself and co-driver Butch Leitzinger. ...

Wed 04 Aug 2004
Gentilozzi on top step at Trois-RivieresHeadline

Gentilozzi on top step at Trois-Rivieres

Paul Gentilozzi was the racer on top of the podium, flanked by his two teammates, as Rocketsports Racing swept the podium on the 1.506-mile street circuit in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada. Paul Gentilozzi. Photo by Eric Gilbert. "I...

Sun 01 Aug 2004
Kendall on pole after wet Trois-Rivieres SaturdayHeadline

Kendall on pole after wet Trois-Rivieres Saturday

Tommy Kendall will lead his fellow competitors to the green flag on Sunday for the 35th Anniversary Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières. Kendall was the fastest racer during Friday and today's practice time and that is all he needed to secure his...

Mon 26 Jul 2004
Lehto, Werner battle hard to win at PortlandHeadline

Lehto, Werner battle hard to win at Portland

JJ Lehto fought hard to win: not once, not twice, but three times the Champion Racing drove the wheels off his Audi R8 to take the victory at today's American Le Mans Series event for himself and teammate Marco Werner. ...

Wallace breaks drought to take pole in PortlandHeadline

Wallace breaks drought to take pole in Portland

Qualifying in Portland is hot. How hot? A sweltering 104 degrees trackside, with the track surface even hotter at 147 degrees. Andy Wallace, driving the ...

Sun 25 Jul 2004
Dalziel steals pole in VancouverHeadline

Dalziel steals pole in Vancouver

The Scotsman is back! Ryan Dalziel is back on top again, having taken the pole position away from Jon Fogarty in the final lap of today's qualifying session for round eight of the Toyota Atlantic Championship series. Ryan...

Sat 24 Jul 2004
Portland is the scene of the battlegroundHeadline

Portland is the scene of the battleground

In today's test session for the American Le Mans Series, Champion Racing's JJ Lehto set the fastest unofficial practice time in the blistering heat with an equally blistering lap of 1:05.977. This gave Lehto's Audi R8 a comfortable margin of...

Sun 18 Jul 2004
Werner nails new record for pole in SonomaHeadline

Werner nails new record for pole in Sonoma

Champion Racing handed the keys to the Audi R8 to Marco Werner for today's qualifying attempt. The German not only got the pole, he established a new qualifying lap record at the Sears Point Infineon Raceway. ...

Sat 17 Jul 2004
Papa Joe Hendrick passes at 84Headline

Papa Joe Hendrick passes at 84

Joseph R. Hendrick Jr., father of Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick and company president John Hendrick, passed away Wednesday evening at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. He was 84. Papa Joe Hendrick award event: Papa Joe...

Mon 12 Jul 2004
Fogarty edges Ranger for victory in TorontoHeadline

Fogarty edges Ranger for victory in Toronto

Toyota Atlantic Championship Series leader Jon Fogarty staved off late pressure from rookie sensation Andrew Ranger to win the Molson Indy Toronto by just 0.358 of a second on Sunday. Jon Fogarty. Photo by Earl Ma. Ranger, who stayed...

Thu 08 Jul 2004
Bobby East takes first win at RichmondHeadline

Bobby East takes first win at Richmond

Bobby East won tonight's caution-slowed "Dominic's of New York 100" USAC Weld Silver Crown Series race at Richmond International Raceway. He took the lead on the fourth lap, diving under Jason McCord entering Turn 1. He was never headed, but was...

Wed 07 Jul 2004
Werner sprints to victory at Lime RockHeadline

Werner sprints to victory at Lime Rock

Marco Werner sprinted in the final five minutes of green-flag racing at Lime Rock Park to score the victory for Champion Racing's Audi R8 over the ...

Indy 500 winner Rodger Ward tributeHeadline

Indy 500 winner Rodger Ward tribute

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, July 5, 2004 -- Rodger Ward, one of the greatest drivers in Indianapolis 500-Mile Race history, died July 5 in Anaheim, Calif. He was 83. Rodger Ward. Photo by IMS LLC. Ward won the race twice and during a...

Sat 03 Jul 2004
Murci?lago on the prowl in ALMSHeadline

Murci?lago on the prowl in ALMS

Long before ALMS, there was an exceedingly brave bull named Murciélago. After a fierce bullfight on an October afternoon in Cordoba in 1879, matador "Lagartijo" spared Murciélago's life for his exceptional spirit and courage. ...

Thu 01 Jul 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Unser Jr hangs it upHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Unser Jr hangs it up

Racing is a young man's game. At one time turnover of drivers came by death; in these modern days of HANS devices, SAFER barriers and a plethora of safety items that keep drivers working into their 40s and beyond, retirement must be a deliberate...

Fri 25 Jun 2004
ALMS returns to Mid-OhioHeadline

ALMS returns to Mid-Ohio

The American Le Mans Series returns to track at Mid-Ohio this weekend after its spring break. The series' traditional three-month hiatus to allow teams to prepare and participate in the Le Mans 24 Hours is over, with teams arriving in Lexington,...

Mon 21 Jun 2004
Pruett, Papis win six hours of The GlenHeadline

Pruett, Papis win six hours of The Glen

The SunTrust Racing Pontiac Riley of Max Angelelli and Wayne Taylor was the class of the 44-car Rolex Sports Car Series field this weekend at Watkins Glen International, but, in the end, it wasn't enough to beat Scott Pruett and Max Papis to the...

Sun 20 Jun 2004
Gentilozzi wins as Kendall slows in PortlandHeadline

Gentilozzi wins as Kendall slows in Portland

Paul Gentilozzi won the Albertsons 100 today with a pass at the start of the final lap, taking the race by 31.129 seconds over Tomy Drissi. The two were followed by Jorge Diaz Jr in third place, with Joey Scarallo and Tommy Kendall rounding out...

Angelelli storms to The Glen poleHeadline

Angelelli storms to The Glen pole

Sun Trust Racing's Max Angelelli absolutely scorched the track this afternoon during Rolex Sports Car Series qualifying at Watkins Glen International. In doing so, he captured his first pole of the season, lapping the 3.4-mile, 11-turn road course...

Sat 19 Jun 2004
Fogarty takes Portland race one poleHeadline

Fogarty takes Portland race one pole

Veteran racer and former Toyota Atlantic champion Jon Fogarty put down a fast lap at 1:08.404 with a speed of 103.626 miles per hour to ensure himself of one bonus point toward the 2004 championship with the pole position for race one at Portland...